Looking for a unique way to appreciate the fall colours this season? Then look no further than this scenic train ride through the Okanagan. The only surviving part of the Kettle Valley Steam Railway is open to the public – and you can ride in a vintage passenger coach or even an open-air car!

Built between 1910 and 1915, the KVR “Kootenay to Coast Connection” powered BC’s pioneer fruit industry into world markets, and connected numbers of families, job-seekers, and travellers alike. What does the historic railway have in store for guests now?

A stunning 10-mile stretch of beautiful vistas, from lush orchards and vineyards to lake views from the Trout Creek Bridge, which sits at 238 feet above the canyon floor.

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Photo via Kettle Valley Steam Railway / Facebook

Experience a part of our province’s history come alive via a 1912 locomotive. And get some pretty fall foliage pics while you’re at it! The Kettle Valley Railway just opened for the fall season with 10:30 am and 1:30 pm slots from Saturday to Monday until October 10th.

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Photo via Kettle Valley Steam Railway / Facebook

Note that their coaches are wheelchair accessible, but these seats are limited – so call ahead to reserve your spot. The scenic journey is 90 minutes total, and tickets start at $19 for children and go up to $29 for adults.

That’s all for now, Vancouver! We hope you enjoy the start of the new season.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

When: Open until Monday, October 10th
Where: 18404 Bathville Road, Summerland, BC
Cost: $19-$29